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1954 remodel 05-10-2012 08:47 AM

Dryer vent.
 
An I use PVC pipe for dryer vent? Will run about 8 foot Thinking it will be smoother less likely to clog with lint.

joecaption 05-10-2012 08:57 AM

Use galvinized stove pipe instead with foil tape on the joints, not screws.
If it's in a cold attic make sure to wrap it in insulation.

1954 remodel 05-10-2012 09:52 AM

It's running Under floor in crawl space to outside wall Will PVC not handle the heat? Removed slinky like plastic hose. It sagged and was full of lint in the low hanging spots.

joecaption 05-10-2012 10:16 AM

PVC will take the heat until there's a lint fire, then it melts and gives off toxic fumes.

beenthere 05-10-2012 06:43 PM

Moved to Appliance forum.

lewisthepilgrim 05-17-2012 09:56 AM

I've honestly never seen a PVP vent hose.... probably for a reason. Creative idea though !

Use the Galvy solid vent 4''. It comes in sheets and you fold it to lock in place. BEST stuff IMO.

Gary in WA 05-18-2012 01:40 AM

Metal smooth wall pipe only, as per Code: http://www.codecheck.com/cc/ccimages...6th_Sample.pdf
http://www.hcpdc.com/pdf/Dryer%20Ven...quirements.pdf

Use a Type "A" termination hood for 50% more air-flow than "B": http://www.appliance411.com/faq/dryer-vent-length.shtml
Flex pipe (transition duct) is not allowed to be concealed (or under house), max. 8' and not thin-wall.

Gary


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